



Math 253: Linear
Algebra, Spring 2008 








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Instructor:
Erin McNicholas 
Course
Logistics

Room: 
Collins 307 
Room: 
Collins 306 
Phone: 
3706590 
Time:

M, W, F
9:1010:10am 
Email: 
emcnicho(at)willamette.edu 
Mailgroup: 
math25301(at)willamette.edu 
Homepage: 
www.willamette.edu/~emcnicho 
Textbook: 
Contemporary
Linear Algebra, by Anton & Busby 
Office
Hours: 
Mon
23pm, Tues 1011am, Fri 23pm or by appointment 






Theorem of the Week
Course
Objectives / Big Questions:
 Master matrix operations
 Understand the connections
between matrices and systems of linear equations, and between
matrices and linear operators
 Learn the algebraic and
geometric meanings of solutions spaces, fundamental spaces,
eigenvalues and eigenspaces
 Strengthen our proof writing
and reasoning skills.
Throughout the
course we will emphasize the connections and importance of
algebraic and geometric points of view.





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fun:
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Simple Group of Order 2 (YouTube)
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